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Community upset after Tompkins Trust announces closure of Odessa branch: Next closest location is 17 miles away

Community upset after Tompkins Trust announces closure of Odessa branch: Next closest location is 17 miles away
The village of Odessa will be losing its only bank in the coming days. The Tompkins Trust Company announced recently that it would be closing its branch in Odessa. The branch is located inside a ... more
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Deputies: Odessa man faces felony charge after rape investigation

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The Schuyler County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a 31-year-old Odessa man following a rape investigation. Deputies say Christopher Hoffman, 31, of Odessa was charged with second-degree rape and criminal sex act- both felonies ... more
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Two years removed from 9-day boil water emergency, Watkins Glen still hasn’t tackled long-overdue system upgrades

Two years removed from 9-day boil water emergency, Watkins Glen still hasn’t tackled long-overdue system upgrades
Members of the Phish rock band were just about to begin their on-stage sound checks on Aug. 16, 2018, when state and local officials abruptly pulled the plug on their weekend music festival at the ... more
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Felony arrest made after Schuyler traffic stop

Felony arrest made after Schuyler traffic stop
On January 7th around 1:24 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop on Railroad Street in Odessa after they observed vehicle and traffic violations. Deputies utilized a K-9 to find narcotics in the vehicle. A subsequent ... more
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Fire prevention program credited with saving two lives in New Years Day fire

Schuyler County’s fire prevention, awareness program credited with saving two lives on New Years Day
Two people who escaped a New Years Day fire in Schuyler County are crediting the County's fire prevention efforts with saving their lives. The program is called "Learn Not To Burn," and has been around ... more
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UPDATE: Odessa home a ‘total loss’ after fire prompts major response

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Investigators say a wood stove may be to blame after a home was destroyed by fire Friday evening. The flames broke out around 7 p.m. While firefighters were quickly on-scene - the flames spread too ... more
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Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information
Blindsided a month ago by intense public alarm over reports that their public drinking water showed traces of PFAS-class chemicals, officials in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls and Waterloo confirmed last week that they are ... more
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Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves forward

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves into the fall
Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman, who is running in November for Schuyler County Judge, declined last week to answer questions or provide requested documents about his role in a Seneca County scandal more than a ... more
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Odessa gets a new rescue pumper

Odessa gets a new rescue pumper
The Schuyler County Village of Odessa has a shiny new fire truck. The village announced the arrival of the Odessa Fire Department’s new rescue pumper on its Facebook page Tuesday. Village officials said it’s been ... more
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Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County

Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County
Pressed to respond to public alarm over a report that traces of the toxic PFAS class of chemicals had turned up in samples of local tap water, Schuyler County officials said this week they would ... more
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FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive ... more
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Schuyler Hospital breaks ground on massive, two-part development project

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Tuesday marked the groundbreaking ceremony for Schuyler Hospital, a member of Cayuga Health System, which kicked off the construction of a new 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art Medical Surgical inpatient unit. Phase one of the two-part ... more
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Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge

Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge
County Attorney Steven Getman has officially launched his campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge. Getman is a lifelong Republican who resides in Watkins Glen and currently serves as the Schuyler County Attorney. “Our new judge ... more
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Odessa-Montour girls rally from 21 down to beat Greene

What better way to get the Section 4 girls basketball tournament started than with a big-time comeback. Ninth-seeded Odessa-Montour faced a 19-point deficit at halftime that was still 12 entering the final quarter before the ... more
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Surging Watkins Glen boys storm away from Odessa-Montour in second half

Surging Watkins Glen boys storm away from Odessa-Montour in second half
Watkins Glen ratcheted up the defensive pressure in the third quarter and picked up a fifth consecutive victory in boys basketball, 52-38, over rival Odessa-Montour on Wednesday night in Odessa. O-M closed within 25-23 early ... more
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HEAL Schuyler works with local restaurants to offer healthy options

HEAL Schuyler works with local restaurants to offer healthy options
HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living) Schuyler is working with local restaurants on the new Choose HEALth program standards. The Choose HEALth, Healthy Food Choices in Schuyler County program was founded in 2015. The new ... more
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Line, backfield among strengths for Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour

Line, backfield among strengths for Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour
Year four of Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour combined football holds promise thanks to the returns of several key seniors from last year's team. The Seneca Indians finished 2017 with a 2-7 record, dropping their final seven games ... more
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Major flooding shuts down roads in Schuyler County (full coverage)

A state of emergency has been declared in Schuyler County due to flooding from extreme rainfall overnight into this morning. The following roads are closed and impassable due to damage: Shumway Road from State Route ... more
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Odessa man charged with DWI, open container in Watkins Glen

Police: Man threatened to kill resident in Penn Yan during domestic incident
Police say a 58-year-old Odessa man was arrested last week following a traffic stop on Decatur Street. Gary R. Cooper, 58, was charged with opoen container, driving while intoxicated, and for having a BAC of ... more
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